Virtual Connections

We’ll be carrying on with Peer Gatherings
and Monthly Webinars.

2024 Gathering | October 24-27
Registration is Open

DoubleTree by Hilton
Lisle/Naperville, IL

Countdown to FARM 2024








News and Updates

Join Us at FARMette 2024

Join Us at FARMette 2024

Join us in supporting the vibrant music scene of Indiana at FARMette, a one-day music festival hosted by HooMac and FARM, set to take place on April 13, 2024, in Bloomington. This event is not just about showcasing talented original music artists; it's an opportunity...

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Apply for 2024 Official Showcase

Apply for 2024 Official Showcase

We are happy to announce that we are now accepting Official Showcase applications for our 2024 FARM Gathering, taking place October 24-27 in Lisle, IL! There will be 14 official showcase artists, and performances will be split between the evenings...

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Announcing 2024 Keynote Speaker

Announcing 2024 Keynote Speaker

We are so delighted to announce that Susan Werner will be our keynote speaker for our 2024 FARM Gathering, taking place October 24-27 in Lisle, IL! Hailed as “one of the most innovative songwriters working today” (Chicago Tribune), she has leapt from genre to genre,...

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FARM offers a variety of showcase opportunities from the Official juried showcases to late night Private Showcasing, Folk DJ Showcase, Open Mics & our popular Performance Lane.

Workshops & Panels

Join us for a diverse line-up of workshops and panels, on topics that address the changing face of the independent music business, as well as performance and instrument techniques.


From impromptu conversations in the hall or elevator, to late night jamming and song swaps and chats over a meal, it’s all about making connections!

For more opportunities around the U.S.  visit:

FARM Mission Statement

Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM) is a regional chapter of Folk Alliance International (FAI). Our purposes are to promote traditional, contemporary and multi-cultural folk music and dance and related performing arts in our region, hold an annual regional conference, represent the interests of our members to FAI and carry out such other projects as are of benefit to FAI members in the Midwest.

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